DANCE NEWS


Solar Brand Backpacks help dancers sparkle

Posted on: 9/23/2017 7:30AM

Dancer backpacks and dufflesFresh into the new school year, student dancers are already preparing for this season’s upcoming performances and activities – from conventions and competitions, to recitals and auditions. One crucial aspect of preparation many dancers overlook is getting their dance bag ready. Solar Brand Backpacks provide three large compartments with spill-proof interior liners wrapped in stylish non-transferable sparkle fabric.


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Step Up 2 Dance Tour launches conventions

Posted on: 9/22/2017 5:40PM

Dance convention in New EnglandStep Up 2 Dance Tour is excited to launch its 2017-2018 Season on October 8! Offering professional, quality events since 1988, Step Up 2 Dance will bring its conventions to eight cities this season and will host 25 regional competitions before its 2018 Nationals next summer.


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Apply for APAP 2018 today!

Posted on: 9/21/2017 12:30PM

Peridance Capezio Center presents 2018 APAP ShowcasesPeridance Capezio Center in New York City will be presenting choreographers and dance companies at the Salvatore Capezio Theater during the 2018 Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference week. Performances will take place the weekend of January 12-14, 2018. Dance companies and choreographers are encouraged to apply by October 1!


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Ailey II begins 2017-2018 World Tour

Posted on: 9/20/2017 12:00PM

Ray Mercer's Something Tangible. Photo by Eduardo PatinoAiley II kicked off a 32-city world tour this past Saturday, September 16, and will continue through March 11, 2018. The acclaimed 12-member ensemble will inspire audiences in more than two dozen cities across the U.S. Ailey II will also reach international audiences in France and Spain, and will return home for its annual New York season, taking place at the Ailey Citigroup Theater from March 14– 25, 2018.


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SELMADANSE to present ‘Emerge Dancing’

Posted on: 9/16/2017 8:00AM

Joanie Block and Massachusetts DancersMassachusetts-based modern dance company SELMADANSE, Joanie Block and Dancers will present its latest production, Emerge Dancing, this October 14-15 at the Green Street Studio Theatre in Cambridge, MA. Emerge Dancing is a cross-cultural collaboration of dance and music showcasing the richness of Jewish and Muslim cultures.


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Ferri & Bocca to coach at ABT JKO

Posted on: 9/15/2017 4:00PM

Ballet Foundation co-founded by Cynthia HarveyThe En Avant Foundation and American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School (ABT JKO) will soon present an extraordinary week of coaching, reuniting dance luminaries Alessandra Ferri and Julio Bocca. ABT JKO students will be coached by Bocca and Ferri in solos and pas de deux from September 25-30. The week will culminate with a master class for a limited number of advanced students from outside the school.


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Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre hits the library

Posted on: 9/14/2017 11:15AM

Back in Circulation dance work at the libraryCalifornia’s Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre has re-envisioned its original work Back in Circulation from 1993 and it will soon present the latest version at the West Hollywood Library on Saturday, October 7.


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Jane Franklin Dance presents 'Bits & Pieces'

Posted on: 9/13/2017 7:15AM

Jane Franklin Dance in Aflight. Photo by Andrew Bossi.Jane Franklin Dance, a movement-based company and organization in Arlington, VA, will present Bits & Pieces, a fall collection of different programs, across three weekends in October and November. In addition, a Family Fun Day is scheduled for October 28.


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Visceral to premiere Danielle Agami work

Posted on: 9/12/2017 8:05AM

2017 Fall Engagement by Visceral Dance ChicagoVisceral Dance Chicago is celebrating five years this fall. The company is presenting two chances to see its Fall Engagement Season, which will include new and returning works by Mark Godden, Danielle Agami, Marguerite Donlon and Nick Pupillo.


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Auditions announced for Teens@Graham

Posted on: 9/11/2017 8:00AM

Audition for the Martha Graham Young Artists ProgramOn Saturday, September 16, the Martha Graham School in New York City will hold auditions for its 2017-18 Young Artists Program. Young Artists study Graham Technique and Repertory, Contemporary and Ballet, attend special events including museum visits, guest lectures and film screenings. Plus they are invited to attend Martha Graham Dance Company rehearsals.


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Hubbard Street collaborates with Peter Chu

Posted on: 9/8/2017 11:45AM

Hubbard Street dancers Kellie Epperheimer, Adrienne Lipson and Elliot Hammans in Peter Chu's 'Space, In Perspective.' Photo by Todd Rosenberg.Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) will present its fall program, Space, In Perspective (working title), for seven performances at the Harris Theater on September 21 – 24. Featuring the 16 company members as well as 16 dancers in the Hubbard Street Professional Program (HS Pro), the work will be choreographed by guest choreographer and creative director Peter Chu.


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Sonia Rodriguez to perform in Pittsburgh

Posted on: 9/7/2017 12:00PM

Gretchen Noelle Photography, courtesy of Ballet in the CityBallet in the City, a presentation company that showcases the nation’s top professional ballet dancers for performances and programming, brings National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez to Pittsburgh for the first time this weekend. Rodriguez will perform A Ballerina’s Legacy at Kelly Strayhorn Theatre.


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Eurotard announces new ownership

Posted on: 9/6/2017 11:00AM

Eurotard Adult Vintage Lace Half Back LeoTolbert Yilmaz, president and owner of Tolbert Yilmaz Manufacturing, Inc., parent company of Eurotard Dancewear and EuroSkins Intimates, has announced that Eurotard and EuroSkins has been sold to his longtime friend and the company’s General Manager Rodrigo Cano.


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National Arts in Education Week coming up

Posted on: 9/5/2017 5:45PM

American Arts Education Advocacy 2017You are invited to participate in the National Arts in Education Week for 2017! Set for September 10-16, this week is a special time for the field of arts education and its supporters to join together in communities across the country to tell the story of the transformative power of the arts in education.


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Atlanta Ballet to open new location

Posted on: 9/4/2017 10:30AM

Mommy & Me Dance Classes in Virginia-HighlandsThe Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education is opening a brand new location in the Amsterdam Walk complex off of Monroe Drive this month. Named the Virginia-Highland Centre and located at 500 Amsterdam Avenue, this studio will serve the Virginia-Highland and Morningside communities.


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Project Dance to host 1st Oklahoma City event

Posted on: 9/2/2017 10:30AM

Oklahoma City 2017 Project Dance EventProject Dance, a movement of dancers seeking to positively impact culture through artistic integrity, launched its 2017 Season in Houston in March. After completing its Lima, Peru event, Project Dance will be bound for San Francisco and Greenville before concluding its season in Oklahoma City.


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IADMS Conference coming to Houston

Posted on: 9/1/2017 8:30AM

International Association for Dance Medicine & Science ConferenceThe 27th Annual Conference of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held in Houston, Texas on October 12–15. It will still take place at the JW Marriott Houston as the facility has only had minor damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey.


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Colorado Ballet's third 'Attitude on Santa Fe’

Posted on: 8/31/2017 8:00AM

Fernanda Oliveira and Domenico Luciano rehearse choreography by Yosvani RamosColorado Ballet’s Attitude on Santa Fe production will feature four ballets choreographed and performed by Colorado Ballet dancers on September 8 and 9 in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance, located at 1075 Santa Fe Drive in Denver.


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Victoria Ballet Theater presents Fall Gala

Posted on: 8/30/2017 7:00AM

Ballet School in Fort Lee New JerseyNew Jersey’s Victoria Ballet Theater will present its 2017 Fall Gala on Sunday, October 29 at The Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater in New York City. The special event will welcome an international roster of freelance dancers from Russia, Brazil, Cuba, Korea, China, Japan, Argentina and Italy to perform alongside advanced students from the VBT School.


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SYTYCD announces Season 14 Tour

Posted on: 8/29/2017 2:00PM

So You Think You Can Dance Live Tour Season 14Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD) recently announced that it will launch a national tour this fall. Now fans of the enduring dance competition TV show can see their favorite Season 14 dancers in person. The tour will begin October 5.


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Richard Calmes launches new website

Posted on: 8/29/2017 7:45AM

Dance Photographer Richard Calmes' New WebsiteInternationally renowned dance photographer Richard Calmes has launched a new website that offers a fresh, updated presentation of his photography. It was created by a web design company that has won numerous awards for its work.


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2017 Dance Now Festival at Joe's Pub, NYC

Posted on: 8/28/2017 1:30PM

Megan Williams in performance. Photo by Yi-Chun Wu.Known for its adventurous short-takes format, the annual Dance Now Festival presents a diverse array of works by some of today’s most exciting dance makers. The 22nd season of this eclectic showcase will feature 40 emerging and established choreographers side by side, including Dance Now veterans and festival newcomers.


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Bessies announce 2017 Lifetime Achievement & Outstanding Service awards

Posted on: 8/26/2017 10:00AM

The Bessies announce 2017 Lifetime Achievement and Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance AwardsThe NY Dance and Performance Awards, The Bessies, New York City’s premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, recently announced that Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founding artistic director of Urban Bush Women, will receive the 2017 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and writer Eva Yaa Asantewaa will receive this year’s award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance.


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Winifred Haun & Dancers to hold auditions

Posted on: 8/25/2017 7:15AM

Chicago and Oak Park based contemporary dance companyWinifred Haun & Dancers, a Chicago and Oak Park based contemporary dance company, will hold auditions for male and female dancers in September. Led by award-winning dancer and choreographer Winifred Haun, the company seeks dancers for the October 2 to May 30 contract period.


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An artsy take on pointe shoes

Posted on: 8/24/2017 2:00PM

Meeke Mutter Pointe Shoe DesignsMeeke Mutter, a visual artist and dancer from The Netherlands, thought twice before throwing out an old pair of pointe shoes recently. When a friend suggested she use her creative talents to paint them instead, Mutter rose to the challenge. She has since been using her dance art creation, which she calls “Dance Calligraphy”, on pointe shoes. And now, she is calling dancers to partake in wearing the design on their own shoes.


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OKC Ballet introduces Dance for Parkinson's

Posted on: 8/24/2017 7:35AM

OKC Ballet will soon introduce Dance for Parkinson'sOklahoma City Ballet will be offering a ballet class that benefits people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease beginning September 5. It will be held in the company’s new facility at 6800 North Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City.


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Charlotte Ballet plans to tour more

Posted on: 8/22/2017 11:55AM

Charlotte Ballet signs with KMP ArtistsUnder the leadership of new Artistic Director Hope Muir, Charlotte Ballet recently announced it has signed KMP Artists as its touring representatives. KMP Artists is well known for presenting contemporary dance from around the world. It manages touring for companies like Australian Dance Theatre and Beijing Dance Theater.


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Chicago artists to dance for peace

Posted on: 8/21/2017 12:30PM

Collaboraction's first PEACEBOOK Festival in 2016Collaboraction, Chicago's social issue-driven contemporary theater, has partnered with Goodman Theatre to present its second annual PEACEBOOK Festival this Saturday, August 26. This marathon of premieres will feature 21 original dance, music and theater performances in the Goodman's 350-seat Owen Theatre.


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YY Dance Co. premieres 'Vanishing Point'

Posted on: 8/18/2017 7:30AM

Jacob's Pillow Dance FestivalDancer and choreographer Yin Yue presents her YY Dance Company in performance at The Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance on September 16, 17, 23 and 24. The program will include the world premiere of Vanishing Point, a work for a group of five.


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Texas Ballet Theater expands company

Posted on: 8/17/2017 8:10AM

Texas Ballet Theater expands company for 2017-2018 SeasonTexas Ballet Theater expanded its company for the 2017-2018 Season. As the dancers return to work, they will be joined by four new trainees, four apprentices and five new company members. Artistic Director Ben Stevenson is proud that several of these dancers have been part of the organization for years, either in classes, summer intensives or as trainees.


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